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Compassion in Organizations

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Research on compassion in organizations has grown over the last decade, however, there is still a need for empirical work on the topic before we truly understand compassion and the various factors that influence it in everyday organizational life (Atkins (&) Parker, 2012; Dutton, Workman (&) Hardin, 2014). The purpose of this dissertation is to review the current literature on compassion in organizations and extend research on compassion by exploring potential moderators of the relationship between compassionate feelings and compassionate responses from potential compassion givers. The moderators under investigation are in the form of individual (i.e., moral identity, moral disengagement), situational (i.e., cognitive appraisals) and organizational (i.e., ethical leadership, ethical climate) contextual variables. Findings from experimental and field studies are presented. Theoretical and practical implications of compassion in organizations are discussed, and areas for future research are identified.
Title: Compassion in Organizations.
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Name(s): Taylor, Regina, Author
Schminke, Marshall, Committee Chair
Folger, Robert, Committee Member
Ambrose, Maureen, Committee Member
Sivo, Stephen, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research on compassion in organizations has grown over the last decade, however, there is still a need for empirical work on the topic before we truly understand compassion and the various factors that influence it in everyday organizational life (Atkins (&) Parker, 2012; Dutton, Workman (&) Hardin, 2014). The purpose of this dissertation is to review the current literature on compassion in organizations and extend research on compassion by exploring potential moderators of the relationship between compassionate feelings and compassionate responses from potential compassion givers. The moderators under investigation are in the form of individual (i.e., moral identity, moral disengagement), situational (i.e., cognitive appraisals) and organizational (i.e., ethical leadership, ethical climate) contextual variables. Findings from experimental and field studies are presented. Theoretical and practical implications of compassion in organizations are discussed, and areas for future research are identified.
Identifier: CFE0005722 (IID), ucf:50122 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-05-01
Ph.D.
Business Administration, Dean's Office CBA
Doctoral
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Subject(s): Compassion -- Compassionate Responding
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005722
Restrictions on Access: campus 2020-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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